Found November 26, 2012 on NESN.com:
With all the talk of helmet-to-helmet hits, concussions and long-term disability, regular football on-the-field violence just seems so mundane, doesn’t it? It’s absolutely true that concussions have become the sexy injury in sports — so to speak — and certainly the sexy topic in terms of the safety of athletes. For years there had been stories about the challenges NFL players were facing in their post-playing days, and every so often someone like Paul Kariya would remind fans that head injuries are serious business. However, with Sidney Crosby‘s extended concussion absence and the death of former Wild and Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard (and the massive New York Times piece that examined the circumstances of his death), concussions were suddenly too big an issue to ignore. Likewise, Steve Young‘s multiple concussions in the NFL didn’t seem so quaint anymore, and under pressure from the Players Association football has been working to prevent incidents such as two weeks ago, when mar...
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